Fifteen girls, rescued by police and National Bureau of Agency (NBI) men from a cybersex den operated by two Swedish nationals, have escaped from the Department of Social Welfare Development office in Cagayan de Oro City, reports said Thursday.
ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao learned that the 15 girls escaped from the DSWD office Wednesday afternoon.
Jonathan Arances, security guard at the DSWD-Region 10 office, said that the girls escaped after mauling the duty security guard.
The girls then flagged down a passenger jeepney and forced its driver to bring them away from the DSWD office, chief administrative officer Manual Borres said.
The DSWD said a certain Atty. Pelaez visited the girls before their escape.
Senior Superintendent Noel Armilla, acting director of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, said the girls would not be charged or arrested because they are not facing any charges.
Armilla, however, said they would have to locate the girls because they would need them to testify against two Swedish nationals and four Filipinos, who have been arrested for allegedly operating the cybersex den.
The girls were rescued last April 23. With a report from Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao